The Harvest for Learning Auction is a key fundraiser for the school, the biggest in fact with a goal to raise $80,000 this year! The signature event will be held at Mills College on November 3.
Some of the critical initiatives this will fund include:
- Group Specialists that help in the classrooms
- Art and Garden programs
- H.U.G.S. (Helping Us Grow Stronger) to support social and emotional wellness
- Replacing and updating the iPads, Chromebooks and other technology in classrooms
- And much, much more!
How Can You Help?
There are several ways you can make a difference!
- Donate an item or a service for us to auction off.
- Host a party (or heck, multiple parties!)
- Volunteer for some of the zillion tasks necessary to make the magic happen.
There are tons of tasks, large and small, that have to happen in order to pull this thing off. Some effort will be needed each week while a lot will be needed on November 3. Join the “Auction--Harvest for Learning” committee on Konstella or email Darren Raveneau at firstname.lastname@example.org. Trust me, we’ll find a way for you to help!
HOST A PARTY
Parties are generally hosted by parents or teachers. Target audiences might be just adults, kids-only, entire families, or you can take all comers. You pick the theme, the price, the maximum number of guests, etc., and work with our party coordinator to secure a date. For more information about parties, ideas from past years, and things to consider when donating/planning a party, check out our helpful hints: https://goo.gl/1d6HhF
Hosting a party is perhaps the easiest way to make a huge contribution because they generate the largest portion of total auction revenue. And they are great ways to connect with the awesome people that make up our RHS community.
We’re trying to make the submission process easier than ever. If you would like to host a party please submit the details via this Google form, by October 15: https://goo.gl/forms/caoxsLUkTkY6a3tD2 The earlier you submit your form the better the chance you’ll get the date that you want. We will do our best to not have overlapping events. Questions? Contact Jen Schneider at email@example.com and let her help.
WINE BOTTLE DONATIONS
Is your wine cellar or bar filled to bursting? Every year we collect bottles of wine for the auction - Red or white, bubbly, or premium liquor bottles valued at $15 and up. Bring your unopened bottles of medium/high end wine/spirits/beer at the morning drop off lane from Monday Oct. 22nd – Friday Nov. 2nd. Questions? Contact Stacy Foster Martz at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's easy to sell Raffle Tickets! Earn 1 FREE admission ticket to the auction for every 4 books sold. And the top student seller wins $100 cash! Collections will be on Fridays at morning drop off, look for someone with the yellow raffle flag, or give your envelope to your teacher. Need more tickets? Grab them on collection days, or indicate how many books on your envelope. Questions? Contact Kala Renz at email@example.com
DÉCOR & PUMPKINS
Have any autumn decorations to contribute? Or planning a beautiful, uncarved pumpkin arrangement for your home or front porch for Halloween that you can part with by Nov. 2nd? Please contact Jennifer Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can collect them from your home Nov. 1st -2nd.